Paul Thallner: Strengthening our emotional resilience

The Mandate

26-02-2021 • 47 mins

Paul Thallner is Founder and CEO of High Peaks Group and the Reframer in Chief at Take Back Work. He's an expert in team effectiveness and organizational change and is a passionate advocate for workplace greatness at scale. He's advised and consulted for organizations around the world and coached senior level executives (mostly men) to be more compassionate and human-centered leaders.

In this episode we're going to talk about:

  • The impact of strong female role models in his life
  • What he learned from the positive organizational change model
  • Paul's personal care routine and how he found meditation that worked for him
  • How he discovered his loneliness in the pandemic and what he did about it
  • How to noticed the "flashing lights" in our lives
  • How the advice we give to others is usually good for ourselves too
  • What is resilience?
  • What does it mean to "return back to normal"?
  • How being truthful with yourself about the situation can help increase your capacity for resilience
  • Paul's resiliency model (watch the video if you can)
  • What Paul learned by creating a resiliency course for the ski industry during COVID
  • What is chronic workplace stress and what is Paul seeing in his clients
  • The "masculinity aftermarket"
  • Why masculinity is at the heart of challenges inside organizational culture and behavior
  • What makes it hard for leaders to want to pursue change of this magnitude
  • Why businesses don't prioritize inclusion
  • Why do people and organizations work with Paul?
  • How to focus on creating wins as a team and not retreats to create change
  • What do leaders struggle with the most
  • Why it's important to express your emotions as a leader, get it out, name them, and get help
  • What is a massive wakeup call event?
  • What Paul learned from a hike in the grand canyon
  • How to help people ask for help

Show Links:

Paul's Grand Canyon Story

The Resilience Model Explained

Resilience In The Wild - online Resilience Course

Team Effectiveness

More on Richard Boyatzis and emotional intelligence in leaders at work

More on Annie McKee and massive wakeup call events

Follow Paul and High Peaks Group on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn

Paul's Website: http://www.highpeaksgroup.com

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